Bookkeeping Franchise Scotland Opportunity - Astute Books


Are you looking for a business opportunity which is totally flexible and can fit around your family commitments and lifestyle?  A chance to be your own boss but with the backing and support of a professional accountancy firm.  Astute Books has been launched to provide high quality, outsourced bookkeeping services to small and medium sized enterprises and accountancy practices throughout the UK.

We can train you to be a bookkeeper and set up a profitable bookkeeping business

Douglas McBain, Managing Director and Founder of Astute Books

About Astute Books

Hello and welcome to Astute Books. Having spent 17 years running my own accountancy practice, along with a number of other successful businesses, I have realised that good bookkeepers are worth their weight in gold. When you find a good one you want to hold onto them and keep working with them, often over many years. Most small and medium sized businesses don’t have the time or inclination to deal with their own paperwork so they turn to independent bookkeepers for help and support. Many accountancy practices up and down the country outsource their bookkeeping function to third party bookkeepers. Finding a good bookkeeper can be hit or miss, often relying on word of mouth recommendations without really knowing the background of the person or the training they have received. This has inspired me to start Astute Books where we comprehensively train and support each of our bookkeepers and only allow them to become Astute Associates once we are fully confident in their abilities. We hope to be of service to you soon…please feel free to contact us.  

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      What We Do

      Outsource your bookkeeping to us and get all the relevant reports and financial information you and your accountant need whenever you need them. Our service is simple, efficient and cost-effective. 

      VAT Returns

      Payroll Bureau

      Profit and Loss Reports

      Credit Control

      Bank Reconciliations